Zelenka Family History

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Zelenka Name Meaning

Czech and Croatian (eastern and northern Croatia): from a diminutive of zeleny ‘green’. The application as a surname is uncertain: it may be a nickname for someone who habitually dressed in green or who was ‘green’ in the sense of being immature or inexperienced, or for someone with a sickly ‘greenish’ complexion.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Zelenak, Zeleny, Zilka, Melena, Veverka, Zelinka, Zielonka, Celona

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Zelenka Family Origin

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Zelenka Family Occupations

What did your Zelenka ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Mason and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zelenka. A less common occupation for the Zelenka family was Mast Tailor. The most common Zelenka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Zelenka's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Farming

  • Mast Tailor


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Zelenka Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Zelenka. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zelenka census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zelenka. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Zelenka. For the veterans among your Zelenka ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zelenka Life Expectancy

What is the average Zelenka lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Zelenka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Zelenka in 1950 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zelenka ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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